Under the Primary Care Networks DES Contract, individual GP practices in England needed to establish or join Primary Care Networks based on GP registered lists, covering populations of between 30,000 to 50,000.
What are Primary Care Networks:
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are a key part of the NHS Long Term Plan, all general practices were required to be in a network by June 2019, and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were required to commit recurrent funding to develop and maintain them.
PCNs are essentially groups of general practices working closely together with other primary and community care staff and health and care organisations, to provide integrated services to their local populations.
Our 16 member practices have formed in to four PCNs based upon their geography, created a network agreement, appointed clinical directors and established and enabled sustainable networks. The main aim of our four PCNs is to focus on providing healthcare services around local communities by connecting the primary healthcare team across their network geographies and providing shared workforce support, therefore ensuring coordinated and improved care.
Take a look at our Primary Care Networks and visit our member practice websites to see the array of services that they provide.